Capitol Weekly presents
A Conference on Housing Policy
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Panel 2, The End of Single Family Zoning?
After years of debate and fierce opposition from neighborhood associations, the support for single-family zoning is waning. Housing advocates like Sen. Scott Wiener have introduced legislation to encourage multi-family building statewide, and in February, the Sacramento City Council took the first steps toward allowing duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes to be built anywhere in the city. The Berkeley City Council soon followed suit. If these zoning changes become widespread throughout the state, how will they impact the cost and availability of housing, and will they bring gentrification with them?
Moderated by Erin Baldassari, KQED
Panelists: Lori Droste, Berkeley City Council; Dan Dunmoyer, California Building Industry Association; Shajuti Hossain, Public Advocates; Isaiah Madison, Livable California